Christina Milarvie Quarrell is a Poet Photographer Artist born and raised in the Govanhill Gorbals communities. Her work celebrates the values of people before profit. Art is her passion and she utilises […]
Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue, Sunday 11th June Teviot Row House Edinburgh, Doors Open 19.00.
End of Term Celebration – All Welcome Come and dance till you drop! For One Night Only We Present New Orleans’ Finest Americanna/Ameripolitan Act: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Sunday […]
Thanks to Katie Gallogly-Swann for posting this Orwell article on facebook (see link here). Today’s post – compares Orwell to the American author Norman Maclean (who has often been discussed on this […]
Professor John Davis, Professor of Childhood Inclusion at the University of Edinburgh compares the Scottish Government’s plans for a quality, flexible, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare service to the Common […]
It Is A Matter Of When The Union Ends – Not If It Ends: Demographics, Not Racism, Will bring About An Independent Scotland And A United Ireland
In June 2015 I wrote in this blog post about the ironic way that unionists pointed the finger of extremism at Scotland with out ever reflecting on their own prejudice. https://peoplesrepublicofescotia.com/2015/06/02/extremism-prejudices-and-all-of-us-together/ My […]
There Are People in the World with Grace, Poise and Dignity: Learning From American Poetry, Words, and Song
Usually, it’s ‘easy’ to write the first sentence of an article. It’s ‘easy’ because it tells the truth of what’s to follow. It should be ‘easy’ – even when that ‘easy’ truth […]
Over the next two weeks the twitter-sphere and internet will be full of lists concerning 2016’s memorable moments, top ten’s and awkward regrets. Many people would wish that Brexit was not happening, […]
Collaboration v Compulsion: Minimum Intervention v Child Protection, Participation v Preventative Early Intervention, Redistribution v Sticking Plasters – What Are The Hall Marks of a Socially Just and Rights-Based Child and Family Support System?
John Davis and Harla Octarra examine the implications of the Supreme Court decision on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Professor John M. Davis has written two books on […]
For All We Know This May Only Be A Dream – Hypocrisy, Purity by Proxy and The Nightmare of Aggressive ‘Brit Nat’ Narcissism
By John Davis Nina Simone’s cover of the Donny Hathaway song For All We Know poses the question: For all we know, this may only be a dream’. Was it just a dream […]
By John Davis The last post in this blog attempted to understand the context of Benny Lynch’s life and challenged deficit model assumptions about him, the community he grew up in (the […]